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Kambili and Tambudzai: Inspirational Young Women from Africa
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay explores the living conditions of the main characters Kambili in Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Tambudzai in Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga and their struggle to achieve personal freedom. It aims to show that colonial stereotypes are challenged through the girl´s struggles.

It starts with a short exposé over post-colonial theory, here a methodological viewpoint, which is important to consider Kambili and Tambudzai from. It furthermore considers how their extensive family circumstances have impact on these two young protagonists, and finally examines how they employ formal and informal education as a tool to make changes in their lives and become inspirational young African women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Africa, gender, inspirational, post-colonial, young women, Nigeria, Zimbabwe
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19227OAI: diva2:543944
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-09-26 Created: 2012-08-12 Last updated: 2012-09-26Bibliographically approved

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